The directing team MEN is comprised of twin brothers Matthew and Nathan Fackrell.
They were born and raised in a small mountainous town in the Rocky Mountains. Due to the lack of a working television set in their home, the brothers spent most of their free time outdoors, using their imagination to create epic narrative scenario’s involving monsters, aliens, heroes and villains. It was also the imaginative bedtime stories told by their father that helped mold their creative minds.
They both went on to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California graduating with an MFA in broadcast cinema. They then worked as a writing/directing team for Nickelodeon’s awesome hit kids show “Yo Gabba Gabba!” and began directing commercials and promos for clients such as Nintendo, Adobe, Nokia, Stride Gum, Clorox, and Dreamworks Studios. Before becoming a directing team Matt was chosen for SHOOT’s New Director Showcase.
They were recently nominated for a 2016 Daytime EMMY for best directing on YGG’s “Restaurant” episode.
As the years have passed they look back at their childhood with a great fondness and have incorporated that nostalgia and childlike imagination into their commercial directing work, creating visually nostalgic narratives and allowing the child within to always influence the stories they create.